Aussie also built sets for 'Apocalypse Now'
casting director‘s advice. In an interview earlier this month with the Indian Express newspaper, Christo said he had traveled to the Philippines to do a small part in “Apocalypse Now.” When the casting director found out that Christo was a civil engineer, he persuaded the thesp that building sets was a better option than a small Hollywood role. Christo acquiesced and helped build Cambodian temple and bridge sets, though he is not credited on the film. The part went to Harrison Ford. 2003’s “Aman ke farishtey” was Christo’s last Bollywood role and he retired from the industry to take up a yoga instructor’s position at Khan’s resort near Bangalore. Christo’s autobiography “Flashback: My Life and Times in Bollywood and Beyond” is out in June. He is survived by his wife, Nargis, and five children.
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